The United States in World War I

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The United States in World War I Preparing for war Preparing for war
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The Draft Wilson took a number of steps to mobilize the nation. He raised income taxes, organized a vigorous Liberty Bond campaign, and initiated conscription (4 million men will be drafted) Many progressives supported the war and the draft, believing that service to a common cause might promote a sense of equality among men of many different backgrounds. 11,000 Women volunteered as nurses, clerical workers, and telephone operators.
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Race and the military The military, however, was not an equalizer for African Americans, who were segregated. One African American unit was integrated into undermanned French units. Although the NAACP won some officer commissions, the military did not give high rank to any African American.
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The US arrives The first doughboys with the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) arrived in France in June 1917, boosting Allied morale. By the summer of 1918, 10,000 American
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